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Banner University Medical Center Tucson has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for cancer, geriatrics, gynecology and pulmonary care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals’ ratings, and as “high performing” in four other medical specialties. The publication also rated Banner University Medical Center Tucson as the best hospital in Southeastern Arizona and the No. 2 hospital in Arizona, tied with Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, its sister hospital.
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings is designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. The Tucson academic medical center was ranked 38th in the medical specialty of gynecology, 42nd in pulmonology, 46th in geriatrics and 48th in cancer out of approximately 4,500 hospitals surveyed across the nation.
The magazine also rated the hospital as “high performing” in the following medical specialties:
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
- Nephrology (kidney disease)
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
In addition, Banner UMC Tucson rated as “high performing” in the following common adult procedures and conditions:
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Heart Failure
- Colon Cancer Surgery
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Lung Cancer Surgery
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers and hospitals nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.